Torsken, Troms, Norway Genealogy

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Church Records

Berg clerical district contains parish registers for the parishes Berg and Torsken. The church books begin in 1783.

Parish heading list shows the Norwegain headings on the parish records with an English translations for each of the different forms used throughout the records beginning in 1814. Prior to that time the records were kept in a journal format which varies with each parish.

Digital images of the church books are online at Digitalarkivet.

Census Records

  • 1701 see Lenvik clerical district.
  • Ekstraskattemanntallet 1763 Senja fogderi. The 1763 tax census for Senja fogderi includes the parishes of Astafjord, Trondenes, Kvæfjord, Bjarkøy, Lenvik, Hillesøy, Torsken, Tranøy, Berg and Mefjord and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library.
  • 1801-telling for Torsken is also available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet.
  • 1801, 1865, 1875, 1891, 1900, see Berg clerical district.

Court Records

Land Records

Probate Records

1706-1877 Senja judicial district.

1776-1809 Troms County judicial district.

1697-1824 Troms and Senja deanery.

Farm Books

The farm name and name of the farms listed in Oluf Rygh Farm Name Index in about 1900 were as follows:

Farm Names

38 Aarberg 24 Bakke 18 Ballesvik 21 Barbogen 32 Botn 24 Bugten 40 Bunkan 35 Finnes 39 Flakstad 36 Giske 29 Grundfarnes 22 Gryllefjord 23 Gryllefjordbotn 42 Halvardsøen 24 Haugen 27 Holmen 30 Kaldfarnes 26 Kjerringvik 25 Kongsnes 37 Leikvik med Blaastrand 40 Lomsnes 31 Meby 41 Rødsand 20 Sandsvik 34 Sifjord 40 Steinjorden 40 Stordalen 19 Teistevik 24 Torsken 33 Veimanden 24 Værneset 28 Ørja


Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names